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This site includes all my photography, reviews, conservation work and my blog which can be accessed in the menu at the top of the screen!

(All photos on this site are taken by myself unless said otherwise)

About Me:

My name is Michael Sinclair and I’m a young amateur photographer from Scotland with a passion for wildlife and nature conservation. I volunteered at one of my local nature reserves for a year where I helped keep a record of all the species present.

Then in 2018 I started to volunteer in Linn Park with a group called Friends of Linn Park! (more info on the work we do on their website) The group has helped me complete my 100 nest box challenge (see below picture for details this challenge) and as a result we put up 13 bird boxes in the park! We then monitored the nest boxes for the British Trust for Ornithology (BTO) 18 more are still to go up by the start of 2019!!!

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Me up ladder (photo credit: George Wilson)

At the end of 2017 I started a 100 nest box challenge to build and sell 100 bird boxes to raise money for the RSPB, British Trust for Ornithology (BTO) and Scottish Wildlife Trust (SWT). By mid-February 2018 I had raised over £1000 in total for these charities, with boxes being purchased by over 70 people across the UK.

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Me With Some Nest Boxes (photo credit: Callum Sinclair)

I am UK based but I do include some holiday photos on this website separately. Most of my pictures have been taken at a wide variety of locations around the UK using my dad’s Canon 80D with a 100-400mm MKII lens or a Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX 300 and my own Canon 7D Mark II with a 70-300mm lens.

In 2016 I had three photographs shortlisted for one of the ‘Young Peoples’ categories in the British Wildlife Photography Awards with one of my images (shown below) making it into the published book!

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Scarlet Elf Cup Fungi (Sarcoscypha coccinea)

2017 was very busy for me as I started learning bird ringing with Iain Livingstone and the Clyde Ringing Group. One of our projects involves tracking movements of Jack snipe using a geolocater tracker. We managed to recapture one bird with a tracker and the data showed it had been to Russia and Scandinavia before returning to Glasgow! This was featured on Winterwatch 2018!!!

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Water Rail (Rallus aquaticus)

 

Goldfinches/ European Goldfinches (Carduelis carduelis)
Goldfinches/ European Goldfinches (Carduelis carduelis)

For more information please message me via the contact page or contact me through Instagram or Twitter (see left hand side/ bottom of screen for social media links depending what device you are using).

11 thoughts on “Home”

  1. Well done! It is so heartening to know of young people who are actively interested in wild life and nature. Good luck with your photography.
    Robin How

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Glasgow based amateur nature photographer, blogger and volunteer. Here is a selection of wildlife photos I have taken. Please enjoy my gallery!